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Title: Clinical commissioning groups in the UK: a knowledge management study
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Baskaran, Vikraman
Johns, Steve
Bali, Rajeev
Naguib, Raouf
Keywords: Commissioning
National Health Service
Knowledge Management
General Practitioners
Primary Care Trust
UK Commissioning Consortia
KM
Tools & Techniques
Primary Care Staff
Academics
Healthcare Needs
Patient Care
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives (IJHDRI). 2011; 3(4): 44-59
Abstract: This paper investigates whether Knowledge Management (KM) tools and techniques would be useful to General Practitioners within the new UK Commissioning Consortia when they adopt the role of General Practitioners commissioners from the current Primary Care Trusts. Empirical data based on questionnaires were sent to a small sample group made up of General Practitioners, Primary Care Staff and Academics in addition to data collected from a set of one to one interviews with some of the sample group. The authors’ findings show that stakeholders (n=30) are not accustomed to using KM as a way to maximize existing knowledge of commissioning of services within the Primary Care Trust but it does show that they are not too far away from possibly realizing that some type of KM strategy would probably work for them. General Practitioners are already using some of the knowledge management tools under different guises. A lot of resources will be saved if General Practitioners can capture as much of the knowledge already available within the Primary Care Trust by incorporating KM tools and techniques.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1086
DOI: 10.4018/jhdri.2011100104
ISSN: 1938-0216
1938-0224
Journal Title: International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives (IJHDRI)
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: School of Informatics, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research Group, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Exploratory Qualitative Design
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